• ‘Lovejoy’ next in line, after ‘Poldark’, for a possible re-do

    ‘Lovejoy’ next in line, after ‘Poldark’, for a possible re-do

    Ok, maybe not B.A.R.S. (before Antiques Roadshow) but definitely before the the likes of Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Cash in the Attic, was Lovejoy which starred Ian McShane (Deadwood) as the less than honorable yet inexplicably likeable rogue antique dealer, Lovejoy. For 71 episodes over 6 series from 1986 to 1994, Lovejoy’s keen detective eye for antiques gave him the necessary tools […]

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  • ‘Grantchester’ S1 premieres Sunday on PBS; S2 commissioned by ITV in UK

    ‘Grantchester’ S1 premieres Sunday on PBS; S2 commissioned by ITV in UK

    Written by the son of a former Archbishop of Canterbury, Grantchester makes its way to PBS after a success first series run on ITV in the UK this past Autumn.  The vicar-turned-detective adaptation is set in 1950’s Cambridgeshire and starring James Norton (Death Comes to Pemberley, Happy Valley) and Robson Green (Touching Evil, Reckless), takes inspiration from a book […]

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  • 14 ‘Downton Abbey’ must-dos before tonights S5 premiere!

    14 ‘Downton Abbey’ must-dos before tonights S5 premiere!

    Panicked at the thought you’re not ready for tonight’s series 5 premiere of Downton Abbey on PBS? Not to worry. The great folks over at Masterpiece have thought of everything…again! The one thing you have to do, however, is commit to drop everything and get ready for the Downton Abbey Season 5 premiere with these […]

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  • Father Brown to make cobblestone streets of Kembleford safe in 2015

    Father Brown to make cobblestone streets of Kembleford safe in 2015

    The BBC has confirmed that Father Brown will get back on his bike making the streets of Kembleford safe once more beginning 5 January on BBC 1 at 2:15p. Running weekdays for the next few weeks, Mark Williams will don the cassock once again, using his intuitive skills rather than a Sherlock Holmes deduction method to not […]

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  • First glimpse at Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall coming to BBC2 and PBS

    First glimpse at Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall coming to BBC2 and PBS

    Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are headed to telly in the not-too-distant future. Scheduled to transmit in the UK on 21 January beginning at 9pm on BBC2 and tentatively set for its American premiere on PBS beginning March 29, 2015, the small screen adaptation of Mantel’s Tudor novels […]

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  • Happy 80th – Dame Maggie Smith!

    Happy 80th – Dame Maggie Smith!

    Fresh on the heels of one of the all-time greats of the acting world (Dame Judi Dench) turning 80 earlier this month on December 9, we now have the brilliant opportunity to celebrate another ‘Dame’ as she turns 80 today – Dame Maggie Smith. Although she has achieved worldwide recognition from her portrayal of Professor Minerva […]

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  • Countdown to Downton; Isobel vs. Violet and Mr. Carson + Mrs. Hughes

    Countdown to Downton; Isobel vs. Violet and Mr. Carson + Mrs. Hughes

    With the 5th season series premiere of Downton Abbey a mere week away, America is preparing to let all phone calls go to voicemail when PBS’ Masterpiece series returns to Downton beginning at 9:00p ET/8:00p CT on Sunday, January 4, 2015. Since it’s been almost a year since we last visited the Crawleys, it’s time for a bit of catch-up […]

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